Premier League: Chelsea Win Leicester City 2-1
Premier League champions Chelsea on Saturday beat the Foxes Leicester City 2-1 at the King Power Stadium,moved to top three on the Premier League table.
Spanish international Alvaro Morata headed the opener past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel shortly before half-time, and Kante doubled their lead after the break.
N’Golo Kante scored the second goal for the Blues in the 50th minutes after being assisted by Antonio Ruediger but he did not celebrate after scoring against Leicester out of respect for his former side.
“It is always special to play my old team. I had an amazing year here but when I come I try to win,” said Kante.
A foul by Thibaut Courtois saw Leicester awarded a penalty that Jamie Vardy stepped forward to convert the penalty play in the 61st minutes, but chelsea held on after conceding the goal to leave the King Power Stadium with the maximum points as it ended Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea.
Chelsea made just one change to their side, bringing in Tiemoue Bakayoko to substitute Willian who came closest to adding to the scoring with a curling strike just wide of the post.
Chelsea went into the match with all seriousness knowing fully well that a win will help their quest to defend their Premier League title this season as shown by the club’s official Twitter account